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Rob Jones served as a US Marine Corps Combat Engineer in Iraq and Afghanistan. While clearing IED’s during a deployment to the Sangin District in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan, Rob stepped on a mine. His injuries resulted in him losing both of his legs above the knee.
During his recovery, Rob became interested in competing in sports. He began training in rowing, and eventually competed for the US Paralympic Team at the 2012 Paralympic Games winning Bronze with his partner Oksana. Seeking more challenges, Rob undertook a solo supported bike ride from Bar Harbor, Maine to Camp Pendleton, California in 2013. Recently, Rob completed 31 marathons in 31 days and raised thousands of dollars for charities including the Semper Fi Fund.
Rob continues to raise money and awareness on veterans issues and speaks at events around the country.
To follow Rob’s journey: http://www.robjonesjourney.com/
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